Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is a humanitarian relief organisation created by an Act of Parliament, Cap 256 of the Laws of Kenya on 21st December 1965. Its vision is to be the most effective, trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organisation in Kenya.

The KRCS is looking for qualified people to fill the following positions:

Position Title: Water & Sanitation Facilities Manager

Reporting to: Head of Water & Sanitation

Job Location: Headquarters- Nairobi

Overall Purpose

Responsible to the Head of Water and Sanitation Department for effective design, development, implementation and evaluation of community-based safe and affordable water and sanitation (Watsan) programmes.

Specific duties include supervising the construction and rehabilitation of water supply systems and sanitation facilities.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinate with Regions, Branches and other stakeholders to develop water and sanitation strategic plan and budget in line with the KRCS strategic objectives and Government’s policies and priorities.
  • Plan, implement and report on Watsan projects which are assigned and general administration of such projects as the local budget holder.
  • Provide technical support and supervision to Regions and Branches to ensure effective implementation of Watsan projects.
  • Design and develop specifications for the procurement of water and sanitation equipment, machinery and related hardware.
  • Coordinate the construction of new water supply systems and sanitation facilities.
  • Identify and map existing non-functional water systems for rehabilitation or new sites for construction of sanitation facilities.
  • Plan and coordinate emergency Watsan relief activities in response to disasters in liaison with the Disaster Management Department.
  • Coordinate and monitor prudent utilisation and application of available resources.
  • Coordinate preparation of funding proposals and appeals for resource mobilisation in line with the KRCS Strategic Plan.
  • Coordinate monitoring, evaluation reporting and documentation of Watsan hardware programmes.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Relevant BSc qualification in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualifications.
  • Over five (5) years experience in developing, implementing community-based water, sanitation and hygiene programmes especially in arid and semi-arid areas.
  • Ability to design utilising relevant engineering software including the latest AutoCAD version.
Position Title: Regional Water & Sanitation Officer

Reporting to: Regional Manager

Job Location: Garissa

Overall Purpose

Responsible to the Regional Manager for effective planning, budgeting, implementing and evaluating community-based safe and affordable water and sanitation (Watsan) programmes.

Other duties include, strengthening the community’s capacity to adopt water, sanitation and hygiene practices as well as taking ownership, maintaining and managing in a sustainable manner the installed infrastructural facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate with Branches, Regions and other stakeholders to develop water and sanitation strategic plan and budget in line with the strategic objectives and the Government’s policies and priorities.
  • Conduct baseline surveys to establish perceptions and areas with needs for new water and sanitation systems and also conduct community consultation and sensitisation campaigns.
  • Design and develop specifications for the procurement of water and sanitation equipment, machinery and related hardware in consultation with the Watsan Facilities Manager.
  • Coordinate the construction of new water supply systems (bore-holes, wells and springs) and sanitation facilities (public toilets and washing areas).
  • Coordinate identification and mapping of faulty water systems for rehabilitation or new sites for construction of sanitation facilities, organise and implement repair works to water supply and sanitation systems in line with defined priorities.
  • Develop and implement community-based safe and affordable water and sanitation capacity building programmes aimed at strengthening the community to adopt water, sanitation and hygiene practices and take ownership, operate, maintain and manage in a sustainable manner the installed infrastructure facilities.
  • Participate in the implementation and evaluation of capacity building programmes aimed at equipping and strengthening staff and volunteers with capacity to provide community-based training on water, sanitation and hygiene.
  • Provide technical support to Branches in the implementation Watsan projects and follow-up for timely quality reports.
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to Watsan projects to ensure timely implementation and also follow-up to ensure effective utilization of project funds.
  • Coordinate preparation of funding proposals and appeals for material assistance in line with the KRCS Strategic Plan by ensuring adherence to donor requirements.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualifications.
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification such as MSc in Community Development or its equivalent.
  • Over three (3) years experience in planning, implementing and evaluating water, sanitation and hygiene programmes in emergency or relief context.
Position Title: Water & Sanitation Project Officer (Hardware)
2 positions

Reporting to: Branch Cordinator

Job Location: Rhamu, Wajir

Overall Purpose

The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable to the Branch Coordinator for effective planning, budgeting, and implementing community-based safe and affordable water and sanitation (Watsan) projects.

Other duties include, strengthening the community’s capacity to adopt water, sanitation and hygiene practices as well as taking ownership, operating, maintaining and managing in a sustainable manner the installed infrastructural facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and reporting of Watsan projects assigned and specifically coordinate Watsan hardware components of these projects with other team members.
  • Identify specifications for the procurement of water and sanitation equipment, machinery and related hardware according to identified and prioritized needs.
  • Prepare BOQs (Bills of Quantities) and designs for identified water and sanitation infrastructure.
  • Spearhead the construction of new water supply systems (bore-holes, wells, springs, water pans and sand dams) and sanitation facilities (public toilets and washing areas)
  • Identify and map existing non-functional water systems for rehabilitation or new sites for construction of sanitation facilities and in line with defined priorities, organise and implement repair works to water supply and sanitation systems.
  • Initiate community consultation and sensitisation campaigns on implementation of new water and sanitation systems; as well mobilise volunteers to participate in Watsan projects.
  • Prepare project work-plans and budgets and also implement community based safe and affordable Watsan capacity building programmes aimed at strengthening the community to not only adopt water, sanitation and hygiene practices but also take ownership, operate, maintain and manage in a sustainable manner the installed infrastructure facilities.
  • Participate in the implementation and evaluation of capacity building programmes aimed at equipping and strengthening staff and volunteers with capacity to provide community-based training on water, sanitation and hygiene.
  • Conduct baseline surveys to establish perceptions and areas with needs for new water and sanitation systems and also conduct community consultations and sensitisation campaigns.
  • Implement strategies for strengthening collaborative partnerships with stakeholders, donors, Government agencies, the private sector and other players.
  • Conduct training of volunteers and communities for sustainable Watsan interventions.
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variances and areas of improvement.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Diploma in Water Engineering or equivalent qualifications. A BSc in Civil Engineering will be an added advantage.
  • Two (2) years experience in planning, implementing and evaluating water, sanitation and hygiene programmes in emergency and relief context.
Position Title: Watsan Field Officer (Software)
2 Positions

Reporting to: Branch Coordinator

Job Location: Dertu, Isiolo

Overall Purpose

The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable to the Branch Coordinator for effective planning and implementing community-based safe and affordable water and sanitation (Watsan) projects.

Other duties include, strengthening the community’s capacity to adopt water, sanitation and hygiene practices as well as take ownership, operate, maintain and manage in a
sustainable manner the installed infrastructural facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and reporting of Watsan projects assigned and specifically coordinate software components of these projects with other team members who may be responsible for other components of the projects.
  • Initiate community consultation and sensitisation campaigns on implementation of new water and sanitation systems; as well mobilise volunteers to participate in Watsan projects.
  • Implement community-based safe and affordable water and sanitation capacity building programme aimed at strengthening the local associate staff, volunteers and community to not only adopt water, sanitation and hygiene practices but also take ownership, operate, maintain and manage in a sustainable manner the installed infrastructure facilities.
  • Participate in the implementation and evaluation of capacity building programmes aimed at equipping and strengthening the community and volunteers with capacity to provide community-based training on water, sanitation and hygiene.
  • Participate in baseline surveys to establish perceptions and areas with needs for new water and sanitation systems and also conduct community consultations and sensitisation campaigns.
  • Implement strategies for strengthening collaborative partnerships with stakeholders, donors, government agencies, the private sector and other players.
  • Conduct training of volunteers and communities for sustainable Watsan interventions.
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variances and areas of improvement.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Diploma in Community Development, Public Health, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications. A Bachelors Degree in the same will be an added advantage.
  • Two (2) years experience in planning, implementing and evaluating water, sanitation and hygiene programmes in development context.
Position Title: Programme Assistant

Reporting to: Head of Water & Sanitation

Job Location: Headquarters- Nairobi

Overall Purpose

The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for providing effective confidential administrative and secretarial support services in the development, implementation and evaluation of departmental management plans.

Specific duties include collecting and analysing data and information, preparing correspondence, providing information to staff and customers, scheduling appointments, planning and organising meetings and conferences, writing minutes, as well as monitoring the progress of various assignments to ensure that the head of department and senior managers are kept fully informed on all matters requiring immediate attention.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintain communication channels between KRCS Headquarters Regional and Branch offices as well as external organisations and individuals.
  • Prepare minutes, correspondence and reports in accordance to instructions.
  • Operate word processing and reprographic machines and equipment to produce reports and make copies.
  • Respond to telephone inquiries, giving information to callers and routing calls to appropriate officials and also placing outgoing calls.
  • Receive official visitors and walk-in customers by ascertaining the nature of business and directing them accordingly.
  • Receive, sort, record and distribute mail, general correspondence and documents to appropriate officials.
  • Schedule appointments and screening requests for meetings, synchronising and updating appointments.
  • Prepare both local and international itineraries, confirming travel, freight and hotel reservations.
  • Locate and attach appropriate files to correspondence or queries for the attention of the appropriate officer.
  • Oversee the proper maintenance, storage, retrieval of files and documents in order to ensure that they are accessible and secure.
  • Organise meetings, conferences and training activities and provide effective secretarial support of the proceedings.
  • Monitor and track the progress of various assignments and regularly update the appropriate officers on organisational deadlines and problems.
  • Provide assistance in the preparation of project proposals, work-plans, reports and budgets.
  • Provide support in the procurement of departmental supplies.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or Community Development or equivalent qualifications.
  • Minimum two (2) years relevant experience gained in a busy executive office.
Position Title: Agriculture Extension Officer

Reporting to: Project Coordinator

Job location: Dertu

Overall Purpose

Responsible to the Branch Coordinator for effective planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring integrated and sustainable agricultural livelihoods and livelihood options within the implemented project.

Other responsibilities include farm management function for branch and community supported project in agriculture that includes capacity building of communities and developing marketing strategies for small holder farm products as an income generating activity (IGA) for the branch and the communities supported by the projects.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • In coordination with the Branch Coordinator, oversee overall farm management of supported projects for both IGA for the Branch and the communities.
  • Identification of crop suitability and other required farm inputs for different sites in collaboration with agricultural officers from the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Coordinate the establishment and strengthening of community self-help groups for agricultural livelihood projects.
  • Carrying out Monitoring and Evaluation activities, and proposing revisions required during the course of implementation of the work plan.
  • Assisting the Branch Coordinator in preparing work plans and budgets for submission to the Regional office and Headquarters for compilation.
  • Participate in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of community training curriculum and capacity building programmes aimed at equipping and strengthening communities with capacity to implement agricultural livelihood projects.
  • Training targeted beneficiaries of the project on all aspects of agricultural production.
  • Develop strategies for strengthening collaborative partnerships and networks with stakeholders, and other players on the ground to ensure implementation of programmes that enhance effectiveness.
  • Carrying out trials on improvement of the establishment of agricultural modern farming technologies that are adaptive to climate change (greenhouse farming, multi-storey gardening among others).
  • Ensure proper accounts in accordance to the KRCS regulations and donor requirements.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Diploma in agricultural extension, farm management, horticulture or equivalent qualifications.
  • At least three years experience in planning, implementing and evaluating agricultural extension works or community projects.
Position Title: Project Accountant

Reporting to: Branch Coordinator

Job location: Dertu

Responsible to the Branch Coordinator for maintaining records of financial transactions related to income and expenditure within the Branch.

Other duties include reconciling and balancing accounts as well as posting and compiling monthly reports to show records related to financial operations in the Branch.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Receive cash or cheques, recording financial transactions and counting money to verify amounts and issuing receipts for funds received.
  • Maintain books of accounts by inserting data into the accounting system (electronic and manual).
  • Prepare payment vouchers and issuance of cheque payments to creditors and other accounts.
  • Recording of cheques issued in a cheque dispatch register and maintenance of the same.
  • Ensure that all payments or money transactions are properly supported by the required documents as outlined in the financial guidelines.
  • Ensure that receipts and invoices for all payments match the acceptable criteria.
  • To be responsible for the petty cash of the project, carry out daily cash reconciliation, make payments to KRCS volunteers, suppliers etc. and keep the Branch Coordinator informed of the available petty cash on a regular basis and prepare new money requests well in advance as may be required.
  • Carry out regular bank reconciliation.
  • To assist the Branch Co-ordinator in any other matters relating to finances or accounts.
Minimum Qualifications
  • CPA (K) or equivalent ACCA final level qualifications or a Bachelors Degree in a Business Related Field with CPA Part (II), Section 4.
  • At least two years experience in a busy accounts/ finance office
Key Competencies for the positions:
  • Knowledge of water, sanitation, humanitarian relief issues, trends and goals aimed at providing access to safe and affordable water and sanitation.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to develop timely reports and prepare relevant publications.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, data-base, email and utilisation of the internet.
Applications must contain:

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, address and contacts of two referees.

All applications should be sent to:

The Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P. O. Box 40712-00100
Nairobi

So as to reach him not later than Monday, 11th July 2011.

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization with over four decades of experience strengthening health systems, local capacity and institutions.

MSH takes a comprehensive approach to improving health to achieve scalability, lasting impact, and sustainability. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

MSH would like to invite suitably qualified and experienced candidates to join its team based in Nairobi, through its CDC-supported project: ‘Strengthening Public Health Systems in the Republic of Kenya under the PEPFAR Program’, which collaborates with the Government of Kenya to strengthen and expand public health laboratory systems and services, and develop indigenous capacity in Kenya to support HIV prevention, treatment and care.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist is a core member of the project management team and is responsible for developing the project’s M&E plan, including development of a project performance monitoring plan and reporting system to assess the impact of the project activities on health service delivery, disease control and public health.

S/he will provide support to the Project Director to identifying M&E needs, designing and maintaining data collection systems and for ensuring that all necessary information, from both routine reporting as well as from ad hoc data collection and special studies, is analyzed and used in guiding internal project planning and informing external partners.

Minimum Masters degree in; public health, demography, epidemiology, program evaluation or equivalent.

Minimum 5 years experience in M&E with PEPFAR or other USG funded development programs. Understanding and experience of HIV/AIDS programs an advantage.

Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to communicate technical information effectively is required.

Candidates with a bias in Laboratory Technology will have a distinct advantage.

Administrative Coordinator

The Administrative Coordinator provides a full range of administrative support activities to the Project. He / she is responsible for the smooth operation of office, field and training activities.

The Administrative Coordinator works closely with the Program Operations Associate, technical staff and consultants to ensure adequate and timely support to their activities and that administrative processes are carried through to satisfactory completion and in compliance with MSH and USG procurement and administrative procedures and guidelines.

Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Administration or equivalent required. 2 years relevant experience; preferably with an international organization. Demonstrated intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Detail oriented, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team and to learn complex procedures.

Program Associate (PA) –Laboratory

The PA-Laboratory works with a team of public health professionals to strengthen laboratory systems and services in Kenya with the aim of supporting and improving HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria programs.

He/she participates in conducting assessments, and in the design, training, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of laboratory and point-of-care diagnostic services and systems. Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Laboratory Sciences or equivalent, plus relevant additional qualification in Management required.

Candidates with a qualification in Public Health have an advantage. Applicants must be registered with the appropriate regulatory authority and possess a minimum of 10 years post qualification experience. Knowledge of and recent experience in laboratory equipment and commodity management is required. Experience working with CDC, USAID, WHO, GFATM and other key agencies, an added advantage.

For further detail and to apply, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at www.jobs-msh.icims.com by July 13, 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you cannot apply online, or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to iRecruiterproblem@msh.org
 

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